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Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Brad Van Kirk completes Senior Slam

 

Clarksville, TN – Peyton Williams led wire-to-wire to win the 35th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Sept. 14th at Swan Lake Golf Course, while Brad Van Kirk completed the Clarksville area Senor Grand Slam by taking the Senior Division title.

For Williams, a freshman on the Trevecca Nazarene University golf team, it’s his first area major title – as he finished with a two-day total of even-par 142 (68-74) to finish two shots ahead of Steven Reigle (73-71=144), while also earning a spot in the Tournament of Champions.

Peyton Williams wins Mayor's Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

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Van Kirk and Williams Lead Day 1 Of Mayor’s Classic Golf Tournament

 

Clarksville, TN – Over 80 golfers teed off in unseasonably cool weather Saturday morning at Swan Lake Golf Course to compete in the 2014 Mayor’s Golf Classic. The two day event features both young and older golfers vying for the top spot in two divisions, open and senior.

At the end of day 1 several seniors earned bragging rights with the top scores. Brad Van Kirk led all seniors and 99 percent of the field with a three under 68.

Van Kirk was last year’s Senior Tournament of Champions winner and has been red hot this summer winning three events including his first non-senior division tournament title, the Clarksville City Amateur Golf Tournament.

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor's Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor’s Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

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Brad Van Kirk sweeps city titles in winning Senior Clarksville City Amateur

 

GolfClarksville, TN – Fresh off winning the Clarksville City Amateur last week, Brad Van Kirk made it a clean sweep of the city titles, August 3rd at Swan Lake Golf Course, by winning the Senior Clarksville City Amateur.

The win was the fourth this summer for Van Kirk, who also won the senior title at the Wendy’s Invitational this spring and the Commanding General’s senior championship in June.

“This has been just an incredible year of golf for me,” Van Kirk said. “My putting has been better than it has ever been in my entire life and like I’ve said before ‘thank you Griff Rudolph’.

Brad Van Kirk wins Senior Clarksville City Amateur.

Brad Van Kirk wins Senior Clarksville City Amateur.

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David Edmondson’s round of 2-under 69 leads Senior Clarksville City Amateur

 

GolfClarksville, TN – David Edmondson posted an opening-round of two-under 69, August 2nd at Swan Lake Golf Course, to lead the Senior Clarksville City Amateur by a stroke.

Edmondson was two-under at the turn, with three birdies and one bogey, and played the backside at even par – including a birdie on the 18th hole to hold the one-stroke lead.

“I got a lot of break today, but I felt pretty good about everything,” Edmondson said. “I only missed two greens and made a lot of putts.

David Edmondson leads th Senior Clarksville City Amateur with a 69.

David Edmondson leads th Senior Clarksville City Amateur with a 69.

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Brian Balthrop wins second Commanding General’s title; Brad Van Kirk three-peats in Senior’s Division

 

Commanding General's Golf TournamentClarksville, TN – Being the only player to post two under-par rounds, June 14th and 15th at Cole Park Golf Course, Brian Balthrop recorded his second Commanding General’s Golf Tournament win in the past three years with a one-shot victory.

Balthrop finished with a two-round total of 139 (71-68), edging Wendy’s Invitational champion Tyler Phillips (72-68—140) by a shot, while first round leader Josh Black took third place (68-74—142), three shots back.

“I just tried to go bogey free,” Balthrop said. “Bogies early in the second round really hamper the momentum you have going in.

Brian Balthrop wins Commanding Generals Golf Tournament. (Josh Vaughn Clarksville Sports Network)

Brian Balthrop wins Commanding Generals Golf Tournament. (Josh Vaughn Clarksville Sports Network)

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Josh Black leads Commanding General’s by two shots after opening-round 68

 

Clarksville, TN – Josh Black shot an opening round of four-under 68, June 14th at Cole Park Golf Course, to lead the Champion Flight of the Open Division at the Commanding General’s Golf Tournament by two shots.

Black was one of four golfers to break par in the Open Division, which includes Jim Mashburn at 2-under 70 and defending champion Jeff Chandler at 1-under 71 – matched by Brian Balthrop.

Wendy’s champion Tyler Phillips is four shots back after an even-par round of 72, with Colin Welker, Drew Miller, Jonathan Shuskey at coming at a 1-over 73 – with five other golfers at 2-over 74.

In the Open Division First Flight, there is a logjam at the top with David Sheron Sr., Lafran Marks, Todd Dalton, Todd Morris and Weston Sartain at tied after 18 holes of play with rounds of 6-over 78. «Read the rest of this article»

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Greg Guinn and Steve Blackwell lead first round of Clarksville’s Senior Tournament of Champions

 

Written by Marlon Scott

Mann Smith & Cummings Insurance - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The sun shined over Swan Lake Golf Course and the 12 seasoned, top-notched golfers competing in the 2013 Mann, Smith & Cummings Insurance Senior Tournament of Champions Saturday, September 28th.

Flags flapped in the wind on greens that shone like polished jade under the sun as the elite seniors and super seniors (65 and older golfers) teed of early in the morning and later finished the first round of the tournament just after lunch time.

Greg Guinn walks off the green at Swan Lake Golf Course during the Mann Smith & Cummings Sr. Tournament of Champions.

Greg Guinn walks off the green at Swan Lake Golf Course during the Mann Smith & Cummings Sr. Tournament of Champions.

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Brian Balthrop closes with a round of 68 to take Clarksville Mayor’s Golf Classic by six shots

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Shooting a final-round three-under 68, Brian Balthrop broke a three-way tie heading into the round September 15th to run away and take the 34th Mayor’s Golf Classic by a six shot margin.

The victory was the second of the season for Balthrop (71-68—139), who also won the Clarksville City Amateur back in August.

Brian Balthrop tees off at Swan Lake Golf Course.

Brian Balthrop tees off at Swan Lake Golf Course.

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Clarksville Senior City Amateur title won by Joey Long with birdie on final hole

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Joey Long birdied the final hole, August 4th at Swan Lake Golf Course, to hold off Brad Van Kirk and Greg Guinn to defend the Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur title by a shot.

Long became the first golfer to defend the title since Harold Hensley turned the trick back in 2006 and 2007.

Joey Long Senior City Amateur 2013. (Josh Vaughn - Clarksville Sports Network)

Joey Long Senior City Amateur 2013. (Josh Vaughn – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament led by Defending Champion Joey Long

 

Joey Long holds a One Shot Lead over Brad Van Kirk

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Firing one of the two under-par rounds recorded on August 3rd, at Swan Lake Golf Course in the opening round of the 2013 Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur, defending tournament champion Joey Long holds a one-shot lead heading into the final 18 holes of play.

2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament.

2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament.

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